Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, prior to the suspension of the alcohol duty escalator announced in the Budget Statement, they conducted a risk assessment of the effects and consequences for the NHS; and if so, what that risk assessment showed.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The government ended the alcohol duty escalator for beer in 2013, and for cider, wine and spirits in 2014.

A Tax Impact and Information Note (TIIN) was published alongside these measures which set out the government’s assessment of the impacts of ending the beer duty escalator. The relevant TIINs for the 2013 changes are attached.

For the 2014 changes please see Section A63 of the Overview of Tax Legislation and Rates document which is also attached.

A separate assessment of the specific impact on the NHS was not undertaken.

Tax and legislation rules (PDF Document, 999.27 KB)
Beer duty rates (PDF Document, 46.52 KB)

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